February 22, 2012 - 9:20pm
"We do have in our race the quality of leadership, whereby God blessed us to have the first black president of the U.S., with a white momma, which used to be if you looked at a white woman you'd be hung. So we made some progress, and we was hoping we could continue to make that kind of progress."
Louisville’s mayor announced the appointment of a new police chief yesterday, and it didn’t take long for racism to rear its ugly head and complain about the color of his skin. At yesterday’s press conference introducing Steve Conrad as the replacement for Robert White...
February 21, 2012 - 3:53pm
Mayor Fischer stressed the value of Conrad’s experience in Louisville, noting that “Steve knows how to pronounce ‘Dumesnil.’” He indicated that Conrad will assume his new duties on March 19, and that interim Police Chief Ishmon Burkes will then move over into the Mayor’s Office to serve as Chief Administrative Office, replacing William Summers, who is retiring.
Back in November, we told readers that Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer was looking around for a new police chief to replace Robert White, who moved on to head Denver’s police department. Today at a 10:30 press conference, Fischer announced the selection of Steve Conrad to fill the post.
February 10, 2012 - 9:47pm
“We have been concerned about the degree of economic recovery through the fiscal year, and I congratulate our managers who have been frugally spending their budgets,” Fischer said. “Through sound fiscal management by department directors, we were able to overcome the deficit without directly affecting people or services. Nearly every agency helped share the pain, and we were able to make reductions without mandating across-the-board cuts.”
Politicians have gotten into the habit of releasing bad news in what journalists refer to as the “Friday afternoon dump,” but at 4:40 this afternoon Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer held a press conference at which he delivered some reasonably good news to the citizens and taxpayers of...
January 29, 2012 - 8:56pm
“We trust the suggestions may serve as a point of departure for discussions on ways to increase revenues and reduce costs.”
On Wednesday, Metro Council President Jim King (Dem., 10th Dist.) sent Mayor Greg Fischer a letter containing more that two dozen suggested budget recommendations that King says could save the local government between $10 to $20 million dollars annually. “These are our recommendations to...
July 29, 2012 - 8:01pm
Since they have gone almost two years without a contract—and this is the first time they have picketed in protest during that time—they leave the clear impression that their real beef is with the mayor’s plan to reduce wasteful overtime pay.
It didn’t take long for Teamsters Local Union 783 to respond to Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s State of the City address. On Tuesday, we reported that the mayor released a report indicating that taxpayers spend nearly $14 million a year on unplanned overtime pay for city workers...